Welcome to Avon School

Avon School is a primary school catering for children from Year 1-8. Avon is situated south of Stratford.

Avon School is a vibrant learning community. We encourage our learners, both students and adults, to demonstrate our S.T.A.R.S values (Self Management, Teamwork, Aroha, Respect and Success) in all that we do.

There is a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy as well as opportunities for education outside the classroom.

We believe that our learning environment truly prepares our students for their future as 21st century life long learners.

Tēnā koutou katoa,

We are currently seeking feedback from our whānau and wider community around the creation and development of our localised curriculum for Avon School. We would appreciate if you could follow the link below to complete a short survey and provide and feedback or ideas that would assist us in the development of this new curriculum.


Ngā mihi

Rik Allen

Tumuaki/ Principal


Nau mai haere mai ki te whānau o te kura tamatane o Avon,


Our recent improvements to the School Hall means that it is now a comfortable space for large groups to come together and celebrate what is happening in the school.

The Board is committed to engaging with and consulting families and whānau about its strategic direction and the development of the localised currlculum. The Principal and staff are working on a survey that will be distributed to our wider community during Term 2.


While there are three months remaining for the tenure of current Board Members, there has been increased interest in the work that the Board does. We have had a few parents sit in and observe meetings since March which is a good sign. I am pleased to confirm our Members recently co-opted Amy Hooper-Ede onto the Board. Our focus is now preparing for the NZSTA Board triennial elections in September and Delwyn Swanson will be the School’s Returning Officer.


The Toi Foundation’s 2022 focus is on events and programmes. We’re planning an activities week at the end of this year and the Board is seeking funding for this. To access TOI funding, school outcomes must deliver in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Increasing engagement of parents in their children’s learning

  2. Lifting engagement, wellbeing and /or the educational achievement of children with special education needs and those children coming from low socio-economic backgrounds.

  3. Connecting families, w’ānau and communities to schools

The school must be able to demonstrate clear and specific evidence of those outcomes. Planning for the activities week is being developed.

Barb Beid


Proud supporters of Avon School